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First Image of Sir Ian McKellen as Mr. Holmes

January 20th, 2015 by Todd Black Comments


Mr Holmes

Whether it’s Sherlock, Elementary, or the two Sherlock Holmes movies that we’ve had in the last decade, it’s easy to say that the character from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is still very much alive today.

Easily one of the more interesting interpretations of the character will be viewed via the upcoming Mr. Holmes move. Starring one Sir Ian McKellen as Holmes himself. This take is interesting as it features Holmes near the end of his life:

“Long retired to Sussex and his bees and frustrated by his diminishing power of recollection. He believes his bees’ royal jelly is part of the secret of his longevity, and his further researches into the subject have recently taken him to post-war Japan. There he encounters the son of a former British diplomat who knew Holmes and disappeared at the start of the war. Holmes doesn’t remember, but feels the familiar pull of an unfinished case.”

Yep, that sounds like Holmes. And the picture above is actually the first image of McKellen as Holmes and the boy mentioned in the description.

There is no current release date for Mr. Holmes.

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!